Keeping Faith: Empowering Faith Communities to Recognize and Respond to Child Maltreatment
Many maltreated children are spiritually impacted by abuse and require a coordination of medical, mental health, and spiritual care. This presentation examines this research and explores creative reforms for bringing faith and child protection communities together to protect children and address their needs. The workshop also explores how MDTs can recognize and respond to spiritual injuries before, during and after the forensic interview.
1. Gain an overview of the research on the spiritual impact of child abuse.
2. Gain an overview of research on the frequency with which children raise spiritual or religious questions during a forensic interview.
3. Receive concrete guidance for building bridges between faith and child protection communities in the prevention of abuse and in addressing unmet needs of children who are abused.
4. Learn of the emerging reform of adding a chaplain to the CAC or MDT.
Zero Abuse Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.